Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
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msnz2008
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Camped here for one night, great swimming spot for family.
Fire pit was brilliant sitting around campfire at night roasting marshmallows. (Make sure to bring some wood) Very basic toilet facilities but fine for a weekend.
There was a food festival happening that weekend too so it was nice to wander over and check that out before heading back to the relative tranquillity of the campsite.
A bit of road noise where we were camped, assuming the road is popular with motorbikes. But otherwise a nice spot to get away and we will definitely go back. Good for groups, families or on your own.
Written 3 March 2019
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onitada
Wellington, New Zealand104 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Every so often I am drawn to this place. I like to retrace the steps of the battle so I follow the trail up the hill as one opponent hopelessly chanced another to come to grips with it. This is shown through display boards as you ascend the slope.Once at the top, well even before that in fact views open up for you of the district and you understand the location for this engagement. It is step but I adopted at slow pace and rested and read at the display boards, so I got to the top in about 30 minutes. You can then descend back through the native forest following a creek walking back to the camping ground. Yes you can camp here, but I suspect in summer it will be quite busy. Note that there are a lot of other activities to do here.
Written 30 November 2018
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FMW13
Irvine, UK154 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
We dipped in here whilst taking a back road between the Kapiti coast & Wellington. Free entry. Plenty of walks to choose from, well described. On a Tuesday the campsite was deserted. No dogs allowed, not even staying in the car.
We were delighted to find the Long Fin Eels, a big writhing group in a shady bend in the stream near the park offices. They obviously expected to be fed! But we had no mince with us. The eels made our quick visit worthwhile, having paid for see them at Nga Manu in Waikanae.
Written 25 February 2018
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Karen S-V
Wellington, New Zealand41 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
We just arrived in New Zealand and this was our first camping adventure. My son enjoyed jumping and swimming at the creek/swimming hole. We also enjoyed our our Battle Hill walk.
Written 5 January 2018
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Carolyn S
Gold Coast, Australia58 contributions
Mar 2017
I've lived in Wellington for well over 20 years and I never knew this place existed until I started going regular walks. My review of this place is that it is beautiful, peaceful and makes all that stress simply disappear. Whether you're after a family picnic, a bit of a trek to the summit or simply a walk around beautiful farmland you're in for a treat. Also, a great place to bring your horses.
Written 1 June 2017
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Mathew B
London, UK150 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Nice area and the toilets was not just a hole in the floor like other camp sites. Proper toilets make the difference!
Written 15 March 2017
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minimacx2
Porirua, New Zealand144 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Went with mr13 for an event run by Wellington Regional Council - Bugs & beasties. Was good to have someone from Nga Manu show us a tuatara and tell us lots of facts about it. Went for a walk around farm to see bugs and beasties ending with feeding eels and a lolly scramble.
Written 13 February 2017
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Elizabeth-Therese
london476 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
If you want to experience a little of kiwi wilderness, you got to come to this place and spending a relaxing day checking out the old sheep yard, the little house and the vegetation around and the little stream running through the property.

There are some farm animals around for people who have only seem those from the pictures. Check the schedule before you go and do the little tracking. There can be some festivals at times at the farm. Very lively and good exercise ground for family bounding. Highly recommended.
Written 18 January 2017
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Natalia S
Berlin, Germany86 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
I really adored the whole day of walking on the farm territory. I wish I could also bring my MTB there, but it is a bit long way from the train station.
Also I enjoyed crossing a small creek that was flooding over the road to the camping ground on my motorbike.
Written 2 November 2016
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martinag730
Porirua, New Zealand2 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
a great place to spend an hour or a day - with good easy walks, some a little bit more difficult, and the ultimate the Puketiro Loop. this is a great hiking track, pretty steep, around 400m high, with fantastic views towards Mana Island and beyond. battle Hill station is a working farm, so there is always lots to see and do and family friendly..
Written 18 October 2016
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